Calm and Headspace lead list of top meditation apps in the US
Meditation apps is a space that we’ve been following for a while now, as more of those apps license music and form partnerships with the music industry in other ways. Given the current global situation, it should come as...
April 2, 2020
Apple and Amazon reach video in-app purchases deal. Could Spotify be next?
Big news! You can now rent and buy films and TV shows from within the Amazon Prime Video app on iOS and Apple TV. Admittedly, this may not immediately strike you as big news, but the important thing is what’s gone on behind...
April 2, 2020
Music-making app Endlesss officially launches its iOS app
We wrote about music-making app startup (and extra-sibilant scourge of auto-correct systems) Endlesss several times in 2019: for example when the company pitched at and co-won the Midemlab startups contest last June,...
March 31, 2020
Apple Music adds in-app notifications for artists’ new releases
A new feature in Apple Music will make it easier for people to know when their favourite artists have new music out. It’ll involve ‘new release notifications’ at the top of the Library tab in the Apple Music app, showing...
March 27, 2020
Algoriddim reveals Spotify is pulling support for DJ apps
Algoriddim is one of the key players in the world of DJ apps, with its app Djay. Recently we reported on its addition of support for music from Tidal and SoundCloud, alongside its existing integration with Spotify. “As...
March 23, 2020
Instagram and TikTok ‘sidekick apps’ were hot in 2019
A new report from research firm Sensor Tower has found that a third of the biggest new apps in 2019 were “sidekick apps” for the likes of Instagram and TikTok. What are sidekick apps? They are apps that work in conjunction...
March 20, 2020
Is Triller music’s next big launchpad?
It’s not quite a case of: “Come in, TikTok – your time is up.” However, Triller has been growing sharply in recent months and is starting to break tracks and acts in its own way. For now, the audience skews towards...
March 19, 2020
New Sonos app and operating system coming in June
Sonos is launching a new app in June, alongside new software for its speakers. Well, some of its speakers. The app and software is called ‘Sonos S2’, and it will be compatible with many existing Sonos devices...
March 18, 2020
Carrie Underwood launches fit52, her own fitness app
American artist Carrie Underwood has a new sideline in 2020: as a fitness guru. Her book ‘Find Your Path: Honor Your Body, Fuel Your Soul and Get Strong with the Fit52 Life’ came out last week, complete with a deck of...
March 9, 2020
Sandbox Issue 247: All Triller, No Filler: Music’s next big launchpad?
Lead: Triller is not a TikTok killer – but it is certainly proving to be a hearty contender. At the moment, it is strongest in the US and it skews heavily towards hip-hop as its in-built soundtrack. Its ambitions are, however,...
March 5, 2020
Musiio launches self-service dashboard for AI catalogue-tagging
AI-tagging startup Musiio has launched a new service that will make it easier for music companies to use its technology. It’s called Musiio App, and is aimed at independent labels, production houses, sync companies, DJs...
March 3, 2020
After 400m downloads, music apps firm MWM raises €50m
French company MWM is responsible for a suite of apps including DJ app edjing; music-making apps like Beatwave 3, Beat Maker Pro and Drum Machine; musician tools like Tuner and Metronome; and educational apps Piano, Guitar...
March 3, 2020